California

February Is Black History Month. Periodt.

I swear I wasn’t trying to end Black History Month with white people and skinfolk that ain’t kinfolk foolery but ... Yesterday my homie, Dr. Charles Cole III, tagged me in a tweet with a screenshot...

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Facebook

Our Story Didn't Start in 1619': Dr. Chike Akua on How Our Education System Is Failing Black Students

On Monday, August 31st at 5:30 ET on Facebook Live, Citizen Ed, a brightbeam platform, will host the next virtual Town Hall in our #SeekingChildJustice series, “We must have an Education for...

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Chicago

Coffee Break: Why Ramon Griffin Left Law to Change School Discipline

As a youth in Ford Heights, Illinois, Ramon Griffin grew up asking hard questions. Why did his ZIP code have so many schools on the academic watch list? Why did his community have so few resources,...

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HBCU

Why You Shouldn't Choose a College Just Based on Rankings

As high school comes to an end, seniors who believe higher education is the next step get their ducks in a row. They get their achievements, awards, extracurricular activities and transcripts in a...

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HBCU

Jay-Z Is Going on Tour With High School Students to Visit HBCUs

Beyoncé’s not the only member of her family going all out for higher education. Her husband, Jay-Z, is showing how important historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are for Black...

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student success

Going to a Women’s HBCU Inspired Me to Fight for College Access for Everyone

At my small high school in East St. Louis, Illinois, going away to college was not accessible to all. The few most promising students were pushed toward an academic career beyond graduation, but the...

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